June 20, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Faith Matters

    If you’re anything like me, you were glued to the television last weekend watching coverage of the Holy Father’s trip to Britain. Pope Benedict XVI is, after all, my favorite German. (In case you’re curious, second on the list is former NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf). What? You weren’t watching the Pope? Well, lucky for you, I caught what he had to say, and it’s important enough to recap here in this little column.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Taking Dirty Jersey Back

    If Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has taught the world anything, it is that no matter how small you are, or how low your IQ is, there is hope for everyone to make it big in the world. It just so happens that Snooki found stardom in a place where the only thing that plays louder than Bon Jovi is Bruce Springsteen; a place where people don’t pump gas, they pump fists. New Jersey is all the rage these days. As reality television continues on its warpath to destroy human intelligence, Cake Boss, Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jerseylicious, and Jersey Couture are just a few of the shows that have provided us with some unforgettable entertainment. Of course, they have also contributed to the world’s distorted perception of the Garden State—or as it’s better known, the “Dirty Jerz.” Having been born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, I must say, I’m a tad tired of the stereotypes that have dirtied the image of Jersey. So my aim is quite simple: to put some deodorant on the so-called “armpit of America.”

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Faith Matters

    Fr. James Cuddy, O.P. Contributing Writer, talks about the year ahead.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Rules of Dating: Essential Or Irrelevant?

    I want to know what happened to the rules. I’m not talking about that idiotic book brilliantly called “The Rules,” which 30 something single women believe to be the Holy Grail of dating. The Rules are stupid. Upon browsing their idiotic Web site late one night, I found that just a one hour phone consulation about your relationship problems to one of the “writers” of the book can set you back 350 dollars. Are you kidding? I’d rather sit down with my mom and a couple of glasses of wine, throw in a piece of cheesecake, and have her tell me what I’m doing wrong.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Stop Whining: New Print Policy Not A Problem

    Before you send Jim Rizzo, Manager of the Providence College Helpdesk, and the person placed in charge of the new Print-Release system (also known as pay-for-print), a long-winded, angry e-mail about the absurdity of charging for printing, step out of your privileged temper-tantrum for just a second and reassess exactly why you are angry. In recent years, the campus as a whole has been using around 500,000 sheets of paper a semester, which by some estimates involves the murder of 60 15-year-old trees. If you need a visual, that number exceeds the number of trees Providence College has on campus. Face the fact that you either hate the environment, or you don’t. If you’re willing to allow an inordinate number of trees to be destroyed for the sake of convenience, then you hate the environment, and it hates you. You, environment-hater, are one of those people who justify the use of bottled water through recycling, despite the fact that a significant percentage of American “recycled” plastic bottles cannot be recycled and are sitting in landfills in India.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    No Longer Your Grandmother’s GOP

    Let’s face it, the culture wars of the Bush era and late ’90s are over. The Republican Party today is undergoing seismic shift. For some, this shift away from the traditional moral values platform may come as a severe shock. Our generation today – the generation that voted so overwhelmingly for Obama in a repudiation of George W. Bush – may find it hard to accept that the Republican Party that they have become accustomed to suspecting, dare I say hating, is not the party of bible-thumping Baptists any more. Realizing this new political reality may be akin to hearing that former Bush campaign manager and Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman…..is gay. The longtime Republican operative came out this past week in a bizarre transformation from an artful gay-baiter of the culture wars ilk to a 21st century reformed Republican realist.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Your Major Is Like A Pair Of Jeans

    If you happen to be a freshman with no clue as to what your academic interests may be, you have no doubt experienced that awful, gut-wrenching feeling when someone asks you what you plan to study in college. “So what are you planning to major in?” is the generic inquiry made by that seemingly innocent, friendly acquaintance we are introduced to at family functions or social gatherings. This dreaded yet unavoidable question may cause the undeclared college student to cringe, sweat, burst into tears, or even spontaneously combust. Let’s face it: It’s scary to have to make such a tremendous decision about your future when you’ve only just been accepted to college.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    I May Not Know Art, But I Know This Isn’t It

    Feeling less interesting than a cabbage? Leading a meaningless and monotonous existence? If so, then it’s time for you to become aware of a life-altering movement: pretentious modern art. This movement is a necessity for any college student interested in enhancing his/her degree of sophistication.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Providence College student talks about her fundraising ideas and she wants you to help out.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Give Us Moore!

    My first Civ seminar as a fourth semester sophomore started as most introduction seminars tend to. There was a quiz, which had on it some questions concerning Friedrich Nietzsche that I am not sure Nietzsche himself could have answered, followed by the ever-fabulous: What’s your name? Where are you from? What are you majoring in? game that we all know and love.

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